This list of Auckland's highest buildings counts skyscrapers by height in Auckland, New Zealand. The PWC Tower, which stands 180.1 meters tall (with continuous occupiable floors), is Auckland's highest structure (591 ft). The Sky Tower, which stands 328 meters tall, is Auckland's highest skyscraper (1,076 ft). The two structures are located in central Auckland near to the heart of the city center.
Other notable buildings include the APA Building by Denton Corker Marshall, which is currently the tallest building in New Zealand (505 ft). It was completed in 1989 and has 29 floors.
The Public Trust Office Building is another high-rise building in Auckland with 18 floors. It was built in 1973 and is 485 feet tall.
In Wellington, there is the National War Memorial Park which features a monument called Beehive that is 60 meters high. It was built in 1965 and consists of 20,000 sheets of bronze alloy.
Also in Wellington is the National Art Gallery which opened its doors in 1975. It is a modern building designed by Antony Easton who also designed the International Convention Centre (now known as Hilton Hotel). The gallery houses more than 15,000 objects including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and prints from around the world.
The Sky Tower is New Zealand's highest structure, standing at 1,076 feet (328 meters) and taking two years and nine months to complete. It is also the fastest rising building in the world, reaching its maximum height of 401 feet (121 meters) in less than an hour after opening in March 1995. The tower has 32 floors above ground level and one floor below ground.
The building was designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen (1899-1961), who also designed the Willis Tower in Chicago and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The site it stands on was once part of a sheep farm near present-day Auckland City.
In addition to being a landmark for much of New Zealand, the Sky Tower also holds the record for the fastest elevator in operation. It can carry up to 100 people at a time in glass capsules hanging from cables at heights of up to 400 feet (120 m). This makes the ride quite thrilling, but also poses some risks if the cable breaks or the capsule begins to swing too far. There have been several serious accidents involving tourists on this elevator over the years, including one case where three people died.
The skyscraper, which was completed in 2005, is 322.5 meters tall and has 78 floors. Q1 Tower, designed by Buchan Group and built by Sunland Constructions, is not only the tallest skyscraper in Australia, but also in Oceania. It is now rated 88th in the world. Q1 Tower is still Australia's highest residential structure. The previous record holder, known as the Chrysler Building, is now a shopping mall.
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Following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake, demolition was finished. It is the 80th highest structure ever demolished and the tallest structure in New Zealand. Although resource consent was obtained in February 2014, building consent has yet to be given. If this happens, the building will become New Zealand's first designated "illegal building".
The Landmark Tower was completed in 1978 at a cost of $15 million. It was 68 metres tall with a base diameter of 7 metres. The building was made from reinforced concrete with an internal core of wood frames filled with polystyrene beads.
In January 2010, it was announced that the Landmark Tower would be replaced by a new 120-metre high office tower within three years. The new building will include a public viewing gallery at its summit. Its construction will be funded entirely by developer Westfield Group.
Demolition began in October 2015 and is expected to take about a year to complete.
An illegal apartment block known as the Skytower had been standing on State Highway 1 near Auckland City for more than 30 years. In November 2016 it was demolished following a court order. The Skytower was a popular tourist attraction and its demolition was met with sadness by many Kiwis.
Another illegal building, this time in Wellington, collapsed last month.